Sergeant Benjamin Wheeler

Male 1764 - 1836  (71 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wheeler 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 07 Feb 1764  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1777  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution (US)
    Spring of 1777 substituted for his brother, Simeon, serving three months as a private in Captain Simeon Cole's Company.
    Immediately afterward he enlisted in Captain Nathaniel Carpenter's company in Colonel Lane's regiment and served four months.
    Enlisted in 1778 and served three months in Captain Israel Hick's company and four months in Captain Israels Nichols's company.
    Enlisted in 1779 and served four months in Captain John Hyde's company and four months in Captain John Hill's company.
    Enlisted in 1780 and served four months in Captain Matthew Randall's company and five months in Captain Joseph Franklin's company.
    Enlisted in the spring of 1781 as sergeant in Captain Jabes Barney's company in Colonel Jackson's regiment and served five months, after which he immediately enlisted in Captain Olney's company, was at the siege of Yorktown and returned home in December, 1781. 
    Died 6 Feb 1836  East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wheeler Private Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Wheeler
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    • Benjamin served in the Revolutionary War at a young age. He and his family removed from Rehoboth to Dighton,MA about 1791.
      Before coming to western New York, he was engaged in getting out timber for ship building; he also bought vessels overdue and believed to be lost. One of these vessels was captured by the French in August of 1792. The claim was presented at Washington and collected, but not until after his death and his decendants could not prove the claim. It still remains at Washington,D.C.
      Benjamin and his family came to what was then called Genesee Country, on the Genesse River in 1799, wishing to engage in milling. He followed the river as far as where the City of Rochester now is, however he considered it an unhealthy place and traveled east until he came to Clyde river; following this up stream he came to one of its tributaries(Mud Creek). Following this, he came to the place now called East Bloomfield and erected the first grist-mill in this section. Benjamin also build a saw-mill. He purchased the farm of about 140 acres of the four corners on the west side of the Creek road in 1799 and built the present house in 1806. He there erected the first grist-mill in this vicinity, now known as Pool's Mill.
    Person ID I418  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 

    Father Reverand Aaron Wheeler,   b. 17 Jan 1722, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1800, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Hopestill Daggett,   b. 9 Jan 1725, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1789, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 09 Dec 1742  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Buffington,   b. 26 Aug 1762, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1843, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1782  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elijah Knapp Wheeler,   b. 07 Feb 1783, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1825, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. Phebe Haskins Wheeler,   b. 28 Feb 1785, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1834, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. Celia Buffington Wheeler,   b. 30 Apr 1787, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1850, Hinckley, Medina Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Benjamin Daggett Wheeler,   b. 10 Apr 1789, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1818, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +5. Sally Mason Wheeler,   b. 06 Aug 1792, Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1870, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. John Harvey Wheeler,   b. 16 Mar 1795, Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1871, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Cyrus Stebbins Wheeler,   b. 14 Aug 1798, Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1818, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     8. Mason Trueman Wheeler,   b. 26 Nov 1799, Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1832, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     9. Christopher G. Wheeler,   b. 24 Jul 1803, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Fanny Jarvis Wheeler,   b. 28 Oct 1806, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1873, Allen's Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Feb 1764 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Revolution (US) Spring of 1777 substituted for his brother, Simeon, serving three months as a private in Captain Simeon Cole's Company. Immediately afterward he enlisted in Captain Nathaniel Carpenter's company in Colonel Lane's regiment and served four months. Enlisted in 1778 and served three months in Captain Israel Hick's company and four months in Captain Israels Nichols's company. Enlisted in 1779 and served four months in Captain John Hyde's company and four months in Captain John Hill's company. Enlisted in 1780 and served four months in Captain Matthew Randall's company and five months in Captain Joseph Franklin's company. Enlisted in the spring of 1781 as sergeant in Captain Jabes Barney's company in Colonel Jackson's regiment and served five months, after which he immediately enlisted in Captain Olney's company, was at the siege of Yorktown and returned home in December, 1781. - 1777 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jul 1782 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1836 - East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wheeler Private Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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